Upcoming Album Release Calendar

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Upcoming Album Release Calendar

All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted. Release dates are subject to change, and often do.

16 February 2015
Joker The Mainframe
17 February 2015
A Place to Bury Strangers Transfixiation
Anthony Naples Body Pill
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah Sour Soul
Brothers Of the Sonic Cloth Brothers Of the Sonic Cloth
Colin Hay Next Year People
Elle King Love Stuff
Estelle True Romance
Ibeyi Ibeyi
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors
Jose Gonzalez Vestiges & Claws
Kate Pierson Guitars And Microphones [Solo debut for B-52s singer]
Letts Hold Fast [Christian Letts]
Leviathan Scar Sighted
Lyal Strickland Balanced On Barbed Wire
Mourn Mourn
Nedelle Torrisi Advice From Paradise
Six Organs of Admittance Hexadic
Sonny & the Sunsets Talent Night At The Ashram
Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses) Terraplane
The Amazing Picture You
The Juliana Hatfield Three Whatever, My Love
The Mavericks Mono
Twin River Should The Light Go Out
Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned
23 February 2015
The Pop Group Citizen Zombie
24 February 2015
Aidan Baker The Confessional Tapes [Of Nadja]
Alcoa Parlour Tricks
All That Remains The Order Of Things
Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise
Dan Deacon Gliss Riffer
Drug Cabin Yard Work [Marcus Congleton & Nathan Thelen]
Dutch Uncles O Shudder
Emile Haynie We Fall
Falling in Reverse Just Like You
Future Brown Future Brown
Gang of Four What Happens Next
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Playmates
James McMurtry Complicated Game
Keath Mead Sunday Dinner
Kid Rock First Kiss
Make Do and Mend Don’t Be Long
Mat Kearney Just Kids
MisterWives Our Own House
Oceans Ate Alaska Lost Isles
Revolution Saints Revolution Saints [Deen Castronovo, Night Ranger bassist Jack Blades, & Doug Aldrich]
Sam Prekop The Republic
Santiparro True Prayer [Alan Scheurman]
Scout Paré Phillips Heed The Call
Screaming Females Rose Mountain
The Black Ryder The Door Behind The Door
THEESatisfaction EarthEE
Torche Restarter
Wind In Sails Morning Light [Solo project for former Vanna guitarist Evan Pharmakis]
XYZ XYZ [Ian Svenonius project]
2 March 2015
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday
3 March 2015
Aero Flynn Aero Flynn
AJR Living Room
Au.Ra Jane’s Lament
Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brodinski Br∂v∂
Cannibal Ox Blade Of The Ronin
Gateway Drugs Magick Spells
Jeff the Brotherhood Wasted On The Dream
La Batteria La Batteria [US release]
Moon Duo Shadow Of The Sun
Of Montreal Aureate Gloom
Oren Ambarchi and Jim O’Rourke Behold
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Ryan Culwell Flatlands
Swervedriver I Wasn’t Born To Lose You
9 March 2015
Egyptrixx Transfer Of Energy [Feelings Of Power]
10 March 2015
Aero Flynn Aero Flynn
ANAMAI Sallows
Cancer Bats Searching For Zero
Enslaved In Times
Evans the Death Expect Delays
Harm’s Way Rust
Jeff the Brotherhood Wasted On The Dream
Lieutenant If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week [Nate Mendel project]
Madonna Rebel Heart
Matthew E. White Fresh Blood
Taylor Berrett Great Falls
Will Butler Policy [Of Arcade Fire]
Young Guv Ripe 4 Luv
17 March 2015
AWOLNATION Run
Houndmouth Little Neon Limelight
Inventions Maze Of Woods
Joel Plaskett Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test
Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves
Nic Hessler Soft Connections
Nick Lutsko Etc.
Simon Joyner Grass, Branch & Bone
Sleeping With Sirens Madness
Twin Shadow Eclipse
23 March 2015
Brodinski Br∂v∂
Jam City Dream A Garden
Laura Marling Short Movie
The Cribs For All My Sisters
24 March 2015
Bala Brothers Bala Brothers
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit.
Gabrielle Papillon The Tempest Of Old
Hit the Lights Summer Bone
Hollerado 111 Songs
Humming House Revelries
Jimmy Whispers Summer In Pain
Kodaline Coming Up For Air [US release]
Laura Marling Short Movie
Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire
Liturgy The Ark Work
LoneLady Hinterland
Portico Living Fields [Formerly known as Portico Quartet]
Steve Grand All American Boy
Strung Out Transmission.Alpha.Delta
The Cribs For All My Sisters
The Go! Team The Scene Between
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Freedom Tower – No Wave Dance Party 2015
Them Are Us Too Remain
Vetiver Complete Strangers
30 March 2015
Benoît Pioulard Sonnet
Donato Dozzy And Anna Caragnano Sintetizzatrice
The Prodigy The Day Is My Enemy
31 March 2015
Boxed In Boxed In [US release]
Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
Föllakzoid III
Hollywood Undead Day Of The Dead
Jerry Paper Carousel
Lower Dens Escape From Evil
Marching Church This World Is Not Enough [Side project of Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt]
Ringo Starr Postcards From Paradise
Ron Sexsmith Carousel One
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell
The Prodigy The Day Is My Enemy
The Soft Moon Deeper
The Sonics This Is The Sonics
UFOmammut Ecate
6 April 2015
Marina and the Diamonds Froot
7 April 2015
ALSO ALSO [Appleblim and Second Storey]
American Wrestlers American Wrestlers
Brian Wilson No Pier Pressure
Delta Rae After It All
Doldrums The Air Conditioned Nightmare
East India Youth Culture Of Volume
Folk Family Revival Water Walker
Lapalux Lustmore
Marriages Salome
Matt & Kim New Glow
Mew +-
Royal Thunder Crooked Doors
Shlohmo Dark Red
The Mountain Goats Beat The Champ
The Very Best Makes A King
Toro y Moi What For?
Trickfinger Trickfinger [John Frusciante]
WATERS What’s Real
Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp
Weed Running Back
13 April 2015
Looper Offgrid:Offline
14 April 2015
Bop English Constant Bop [James Petralli]
Calexico Edge Of The Sun
Dwight Yoakam Second Hand Heart
John Andrews & The Yawns Bit By The Fang
Lowland Hum Lowland Hum
Suuns And Jerusalem In My Heart Suuns And Jerusalem In My Heart
The Damnwells The Damnwells
Villagers Darling Arithmetic
20 April 2015
Turbo Fruits No Control
21 April 2015
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Death N.E.W.
Dustin Kensrue Carry The Fire
Low Cut Connie Hi Honey
Mylets Arizona
OOFJ Acute Feast
Rocky Votolato Hospital Handshakes
San Fermin Jackrabbit
Speedy Ortiz Foil Deer
27 April 2015
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Musique De Film Imaginé
28 April 2015
Ambrosia Parsley Weeping Cherry [US release]
American Wrestlers American Wrestlers
Nai Harvest Hairball
Sam Cohen Cool It
5 May 2015
And So I Watch You from Afar Heirs
Ivan & Alyosha It’s All Just Pretend
Mikal Cronin MCIII
12 May 2015
Great Peacock Making Ghosts [Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd]
Novella Land
Paul Weller Saturns Pattern
Prefuse 73 Rivington Não Rio
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
18 May 2015
Hot Chip Why Make Sense?
26 May 2015
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
1 June 2015
RiFF RAFF The Peach Panther
RiFF RAFF The Purple Panther
Slaves Are You Satisfied?
2 June 2015
Florence + the Machine How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Joanna Gruesome Peanut Butter
14 July 2015
Prefuse 73 Every Color Of Darkness

Anticipated Future Releases

These albums do not yet have a firm release date, but are in various stages of development. If an artist appears multiple times, that means multiple albums by that artist are forthcoming.

A$AP Rocky [Title TBA] TBA
Anti-Flag American Spring May 2015
Bang Gang [Title TBA] 2015
Beck [Title TBA] Summer 2015
Blackalicious Emoni Apr 2015
Built To Spill Untethered Moon Apr 2015
Chance the Rapper Surf 2015
Chemical Brothers [Title TBA] 2015
Chic [Title TBA] 2015
Chilly Gonzales Chambers TBA
Chris Cornell [Title TBA] TBA
Christina Aguilera [Title TBA] TBA
Chvrches [Title TBA] 2015
Cold Chisel [Title TBA] TBA
Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams 2015
Defeater [Title TBA] 2015
Desaparecidos [Title TBA] 2015
Disclosure [Title TBA] TBA
DJ Premier Last Session @ 320 2015
Drake Views From the 6 2015
Faith No More [Title TBA] 2015
Giorgio Moroder 74 Is the New 24 2015
Gwen Stefani [Title TBA] 2015
Haim [Title TBA] TBA
Incubus [Title TBA] 2015
James Blake Radio Silence 2015
Kendrick Lamar [Title TBA] 2015
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon III TBA
Killing Joke [Title TBA] TBA
Lana Del Rey Honeymoon 2015
Lord Huron Strange Trails 2015
Mark Kozelek [Title TBA] Fall 2015
METZ [Title TBA] Spring 2015
Miguel Wild Heart Spring-Summer 2015
Muse [Title TBA] 2015
My Morning Jacket [Title TBA] 2015
My Morning Jacket [Title TBA] 2016
New Order [Title TBA] Fall 2015
No Doubt [Title TBA] 2015
Passion Pit Kindred Apr 2015
PINS [Title TBA] Jun 2015
PJ Harvey [Title TBA] 2015
Spiritualized [Title TBA] TBA
Tame Impala [Title TBA] 2015
The Cure 4:26 Dream / 4:14 Scream 2015
TLC [Title TBA] Sep 2015
Tyga The Gold Album 2015

Juliana Hatfield – “How to Walk Away” Album 2008

45 yr-old Juliana Hatfield

When the book is finally written, you’d figure there wouldn’t be much to say about Juliana Hatfield. Except the book was written, by Hatfield herself– a memoir, called When I Grow Up– and she has plenty to say. Factor in the detailed and thorough dissections of her songs Hatfield’s been posting on her website under the heading “An Arm and a Leg” and you might be convinced she (both with the Blake Babies and solo) is every bit as important as Boston scene peers, pioneers, and predecessors Mission of Burma, Galaxie 500 and the Pixies, let alone welterweights the Lemonheads.

Don’t be. Hatfield has released some fine music but really little more than that. Yet for a couple of years there, she loomed larger than some might have predicted, certainly given the modest impact of the Blake Babies. Hatfield’s gift has always been an ability to connect with the seemingly disconnected, the losers, loners, and dreamers that never had a scene of their own. That these disparate souls eventually coalesced under the alt-rock umbrella was of course out of Hatfield’s control, but for a moment there she did suddenly seem in tune with the rest of the world.

That was then, and this is now, and once again Hatfield has been relegated to the sidelines. The difference is that now she seems comfortable and at ease with her place, successful enough to make a living but not so much fame as to be a distraction, and that left-of-center poise has ported over to her latest disc, How to Walk Away. Produced by Ivy’s Andy Chase, it’s a defiantly adult record, never pretending to be something it’s not and often deceptively tougher than its jangle-pop exterior lets on.

Hatfield’s called this album very autobiographical, and in so far as she can be trusted, the singer’s obviously been burned and has forgone the balm in favor of pain. Admittedly, Hatfield’s naïf act was always a little disingenuous. Here she comes across honestly wounded and resentful. In “The Fact Remains”, lies flood a home like levees breaking. In “This Lonely Love”, she approaches the final chorus with the ghostly whisper of “I’m alone.” In “Shining On”, Hatfield tries to forget “all the mistakes, disasters and words that should never have been spoken.”

Still, she doesn’t try too hard. Lies, loneliness, and recrimination are the name of this How to Walk Away game. “He used to look in my eyes and talk to me, but now we just have sex and watch TV,” she recalls in “My Baby…”, and if there were still any question how “he” has left Hatfield feeling, there are nasty couplets like the “Law of Nature” simile “Flies are feeding on someone’s blood/ Isn’t it kind of just like love?” or the backhanded, backtracking diss in “Just Lust” of “I never said I can’t live without you, baby/ I just said you look good tonight.”

That sharp words like these are generally paired with bright melodies and strummy guitars may be one of pop’s oldest tricks, but Hatfield applies it well (certainly better than she applies a cameo from the Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler on “This Lonely Love”). Yet if Hatfield is as hurt as she seems, if she’s in pain, it would have been a welcome change had she, even once, let some of that lingering anger out in the music as well as the lyrics. While it obviously takes someone strong to keep their cool and composure despite all evidence to the contrary, even the most pointed songs here, like “Now I’m Gone” or “So Alone”, betray little of Hatfield’s punkier roots, mostly sticking closely instead to safe singer-songwriter territory (think: Suzanne Vega or fellow Boston scene vet Aimee Mann). Songs this bitter demand catharsis, but nestled in its pop cocoon, that side of Hatfield’s story instead gets stifled by the soft bomb approach when what you really want is for the singer, once and for all, to explode in rage and break something.

Juliana Hatfield
How to Walk Away
Ye Olde; 2008
September 24, 2008

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Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield of The Lemonheads reunite in Brooklyn

Old pals and ’90s “bubble-grunge” alums Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield took the stage at the Bell House, performing acoustic versions of their songs (in our opinion, that’s how they sound best). The pair mined vintage Lemonheads material in the barely-lit space and the crowd swooned.

Photographer: Paul Wagtouicz
Jan 24 2011

Related post: Ryan Adams Producing and Drumming on New Lemonheads Album

Ryan Adams Producing and Drumming on New Lemonheads Album

Via Pitchfork

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams wrote on Twitter yesterday that he’ll produce the new record from the Lemonheads, and contribute drumming, as Exclaim! points out. The album will also see the band’s anchor Evan Dando rejoined by founding member/co-songwriter Ben Deily, who left in 1989, as well as Juliana Hatfield on bass. (She played on 1992’s It’s a Shame About Ray.)

Adams wrote on Twitter, “Dream come true… Back to the punker sounds.”

This follows Evan Dando’s recent Lemonheads albums, 2006’s The Lemonheads and 2009’s Varshons, as well as the demo collection Hotel Sessions.

Interview with Evan Dando
Lemonheads – Interview +Shame About Ray

Watch the video for Lemonheads’ 1993 single “Confetti”:

The Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray (Video)